California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has been named the safest four-year university in California, according to a report from StateUniversity.com.
The school safety ratings list is based on campus crime statistics as reported by 450 of the nation’s largest colleges and universities. Each school’s safety score – which can range from zero to 100 -- is calculated based on the number and types of campus crimes reported during the year.
In the case of CSUSM, the campus obtained an overall safety score of 95.33. This is the second year in a row the San Marcos university has been dubbed the safest in California.
The campus ranks seventh when community colleges are factored in, the rankings revealed.
Meanwhile, based on these rankings, the safest school in the entire U.S. is Arkansas State University-Beebe, which received an overall safety score of 100.
To see a full list of universities and how they measure up on this safety scale, click here.